THIS IS ME, THIS IS YOU. THE EVA FELTEN PHOTOGRAPHY COLLECTION
with works by Diane Arbus, Victor Burgin, Robert Frank, Lee Friedlander, Anthony Hernandez, Helen Levitt, Tod Papageorge and others
Museum Brandhorst, Munich, Germany
19 Oct 2023 - 7 Apr 2024
The exhibition This Is Me, This Is You provides the public with its first glimpse into an internationally significant photo collection that has grown over four decades. The generous donation of the Eva Felten Photography Collection enlarges the Museum Brandhorst inventory by 429 works by more than 140 artists from the 1930s to the present day. The donation marks a historic moment in the history of the museum, whose collection it not only decisively enlarges, but also enriches with the medium of photography, a central practice of 20th and 21st century art. It thus also closes a gap at Museum Brandhorst, which since its opening in 2009 has grown into one of the most important museums for contemporary art in Germany.
This Is Me, This Is You brings together renowned positions in the history of photography from Robert Frank, Evelyn Hofer, Gordon Parks to Isaac Julien, Sherrie Levine, Richard Prince, Zoe Leonard, Arthur Jafa and LaToya Ruby Frazier. In a selection of some 140 works, it addresses the complex relations of the gaze in photography, reflecting on questions of intimacy and desire as well as on power relations and structural inequalities inscribed in the medium.